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Feature:
Architects Offices

Feature:
Architects Offices

The way an architect designs that is, the architects design style reveals the character or individuality of the architect. It is true that the ultimate objective of design is to prepare drawings required for constructing a building, but there are in fact as many different design processes or methods as there are architects.
Factors such as response to the environment, technological advances, changes in lifestyle and the development of new materials have given rise to demand for new modes of architectural expression. Architects have become more flexible in their thinking; the way they design has also changed. Some architects use the method they are most comfortable with, be it sketches, models or computers, to develop their images; others choose to work in collaboration with partners or experts in various fields.
In what sorts of spaces, then, do leading architects do their thinking and designing? May not the offices in which architects work express in the most elementary form the spaces and design philosophies of the architects?
We introduce, mainly through visual materials, the offices of 43 carefully selected teams of architects from various parts of the world. The offices are diverse, not only because of the different approaches to design of the architects, but because the spaces are in different climates and urban environments. Here in concentrated form are the spaces in which many works of leading-edge architecture are born.

Studio Daniel Libeskind
New York, USA

Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Paris, France

Future Systems
London, UK

Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP
New York, USA

INNOCAD Planung und Projektmanagement GmbH
Graz, Austria

SHoP Architects
New York, USA

Adjaye / Associates
London, UK

Foreign Office Architects
London, UK

Marcio Kogan Arquiteto
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Alsop Architects
London, UK

Coop Himmelb(l)au
Prix & Swiczinsky & Dreibholz ZT GmbH
Vienna, Austria

Ingenhoven Architects, Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf, Germany

Allies and Morrison Architects
London, UK

sauerbruch hutton
Berlin, Germany

MAP Architects
Barcelona, Spain

LAR/Fernando Romero
Mexico City, Mexico

Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos
Madrid, Spain

UN Studio
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Robbrecht en Daem Architecten
Ghent, Belgium

RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes
Girona, Spain

Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza
Madrid, Spain

Anne LACATON & Jean Philippe VASSAL
Paris, France

Wiel Arets Architect & Associates
Maastricht, the Netherlands

Sadar Vuga Arhitekti
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Yung Ho Chang / Atelier Feichang Jianzhu
Beijing, China

Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Vienna, Austria

NL Architects
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Frank O. Gehry / Gehry Partners, LLP
Los Angeles, USA

Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Genoa, Italy
Paris, France

Ruy Ohtake Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tony Fretton Architects
London, UK

Claesson Koivisto Rune
Stockholm, Sweden

Snohetta
Oslo, Norway

Vilhelm Helander, Juha Leivisk, architects
Helsinki, Finland

ODonnell + Tuomey Architects
Dublin, Ireland

Architekturbro Kerez
Zurich, Switzerland

John Pawson
London, UK

MADA s.p.a.m.
Shanghai, China

Annette Gigon / Mike Guyer, Architects
Zurich, Switzerland

Archi-Tectonics
New York, USA

Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto
Rome, Italy

Agence DPA Dominique Perrault Architecture
Paris, France

Steven Holl Architects
New York, USA

Essay: Office Process
Steven Holl

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